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National Day of Finland 20th June

Independent Finland celebrates its centenary in 2017! The National Day will be celebrated in the honor of Finland’s 100 years’ independence, demonstrating the best examples of Finnish culture. The program of the day introduces you with the values of Finland - the land with clean nature and pure energy -, you will meet the most famous man in Finland, Joulupukki - Santa Claus from Lapland, and enjoy great music performances by outstanding Finnish music talents.

Santa Claus, Joulupukki

Everyone knows that Santa – the one and only – comes from Finland. Although the exact location of his private home in Korvatunturi, Lapland, is unknown, his official home town is Rovaniemi.


Santa Claus usually makes his appearance only once a year, but specially for the Expo, he will fly with Finnairs blue wings to Astana and meet you into Finnish Pavilion at Expo Astana.

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Photo: Juho Kuva / Visit Finland


Lenni Kalle Taipale and Sami Pitkänen Jazz House Band

Finnish classic musicians are word famous.  Lenni-Kalle Taipale is a high-level jazz & all-around pianist, a professional – the best in Finland.  Together with Sami Pitkänen, an excellent singer with every possible styles from “Dancing with the Stars” to songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin etc.”, the House Band will guarantee great music with great performers during the whole day.


Saara Aalto

Saara Aalto is a Finnish singer-songwriter who came second in the X Factor UK in 2016 and is now taking over the world with her music. Saara has performed with world famous stars like Andrea Bocelli and Jose Carreras.

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Photo: Ville Paul Paasimaa


Diandra

Diandra is one of Finland's most brilliant young artists. Already at the age of three, she started playing violin and at the age of 17, she won Finnish Idols Song competition. Diandra has performed as a soloist of countless top orchestras in Finland and abroad.


Teemu Roivainen  - the King of Tango

Teemu Roivainen is a Finnish singer who became known and loved by the public audience after winning a highly popular Tango competition, in which the winner is crowned the King of Tango. Roivainen has worked with music his whole life both as a musician and as a producer, but is now focusing on his career as a singer and doing an impressive number of concerts.


Tango Dancers: Sami and Jutta Helenius

Sami and Jutta Helenius are the Finnish Champions in professional ballroom dances. Their charisma and elegance has been charming Finnish people as they have participated the Dancing with the Stars TV-show many times.


Milo & Moses / Jazz Band

Being the youngest Finnish Jazz ensemble having ever made a record, stylistically Milo & Moses represents groove jazz. Milo & Moses is a group founded by two junior high school students Milo Mäkelä (electric guitar) and Moses Kuloniemi (drums), both 15 years old today. Double bass is played by 18-year-old Jon Pettersson.


Joni Pakanen – Magician

Joni Pakanen is a professional Finnish magician with comedy magic solo acts. This multi award-winning master of close up tricks and grand illusions is guaranteed to amaze any audience with his unique brand of magic with an edge. Get ready to be entertained!